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Having problems keeping an erection while having sex.

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I am having problems keeping an erection while having sex.

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Thanks for using for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
However I would require a couple of more details to help you in answering your query in a better justified way.
1. What is your age?
2. Since when is the problem present?
3. Is there no erection right from the begining or do you loose erection mid way?
4. Do you have any erection when you wake up in the morning? What happens when you masturbate?
Hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
Regards and wish you good health,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD

Patient replied :

I turn 20 in December and sometimes I get an erection then it goes away or its not a good enough erection. I do get erections in the morning.

Thanks for the follow-up query.
Now that you mention that you are able to get an erection and also get an erection in the morning, it suggests that there is no organic cause behind such a problem. The reason behind a poor erection is the anxiety attached with sexual act.
Please try to understand that at the age of 20 years, one is generally very anxious bout the performance and there is a huge pressure of performance. Cause of this there are plenty of doubts like will I be able to perform or not or will the girl laugh at me. This causes failure of performance and reduced erectile strength.
The solution lies in relaxation before the sexual act. You may try gradual progressive muscle relaxation before the sexual act and also you may even discuss your sexual fantasies with a psychologist to allay your anxiety. This thing is certain to settle down with time. This will not require medicines.
Hope this helps,
If you need any further help, do let me know.
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD

Patient replied :

Thank you for the follow up. Would it have anything to do with chewing Tobacco or watching porn?


Nothing to do with the porn. Chewing tobacco can lead to erectile dysfunction but not the kind of erectile dysfunction that you are having. In your case it is not related to either.

Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD

Dr. Srikanth Reddy
Category: Sexologist
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Psychiatry Residency Program,2001 – 2012
M.B.B.S,Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

Certificate Course in sex Therapy and Counselling, Sexology and Counselling, A
Sexology,Medikon Sexual Sciences, Mumbai

Training in Advanced Neurology at a leading corporate hospital (CARE hospital) in Hyderabad

Child Psychiatry Training in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore

Sex Therapy and Counsellingat MEDIKON Sexual Sciences, Mumbai.
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